Vignale (2649) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2015
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Flaska från beergium. Mahognyfärgag, klar, högt poröst skum som lämnar mycket rester. Maltsyrlig doft med en hel del jäst och degspad. Jästig, lätt maltsyrlig, örtig beska, metall i eftersmak. Inte alls gott, närmast odrickbar.
Ysok02 (466) - MOns, BELGIUM - SEP 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Robe ambrée, profonde, peu de mousse. Nez très malté et épicé, touche de caramel. Bouche à l’attaque ample, de la rondeur, de la fraîcheur et une finale équilibrée. Une belle ambrée équilibrée.
Pyrmir (4401) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle during Brussels vacation. Clear brown with off white head. Aroma has toffee, bread, dark malt, roasted notes, some spice and soap. Taste is malty, yeast, some esters, spice, bread and toffee with medium bitterness.
Bacterial (2368) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAR 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
(from notes) Bottle shared by t0rin0 at the Stuffed Sandwich last week - thanks Bobby! Malty buttery with very little bitterness. Clear amber pour with a white head. Ok.
ClubGonzo (4819) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange body with tons of small sediments and a medium off-white head. Nose is grains, straw, mild plum tones, hay and hints of vanilla, caramel and golden raisins. Taste is syrup, white raisins, rum, caramel and hints of toffee, dried plums and bitter herbs in the back. Medium, oily body and with a high, near-fizzy carbonation which doesn’t quite work for me. Strange stuff, not really an ale easily categorized but very sweet, light and yet with lots of typical "darker Belgian" flavors. Not too bad, but somehow not too convincing either.
PriorL (2810) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 11, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
APPEARANCE: clear dark blond beer, nice stable off white head.
NOSE: caramel, fruity, wheat, some alcohol even.
TASTE: caramel, bitter aftertaste, bit pilsener like, very malty. Unbalanced for me...
Kr1zz (276) - BELGIUM - DEC 10, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2015 Bottle bought at Willems & Zoon in Grobbendonk.
Pours very dark blond with a medium white/beige head.
Medium carbonation, nose: sourish, funky, caramel.
Taste: caramel, malt, waterish, chemical bitter, rubber, yeast.
Scopey (9796) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Japan Centre, London. It pours clear mahogany brown with a small off-white head. The nose is toasty grain, brown bread, mild spice, cereal and wet cardboard. The taste is bitter-sweet, raisin, wood, toasted brown bread, earth, caramel and light alcohol with a dry finish. Light-medium and fine carbonation. Not much to it. Fine, but far from exciting.
sinkas (291) - Perth/Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - NOV 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Meidi-Ya supermarket in Clarke Quay Singapore
taste like a fairly pleasant Witte,
didn’t realise they are brewed in Belg.
drjoeng (257) - - OCT 15, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2015 5.5% ABV.
Nice thick head. Drops down to a creamy had of tiny bubbles.
Nice wheaty nose. Not much else to say about it.
The first mouthful is strongly carbonated. Has a very clean palate which I can only describe as wheaty, almost weizen-like in it’s uniformity, it’s body and how it evaporates off the palate with a brief sour tang and then slides into a soothing finish of mild bitter hops.
Like beers of it’s ilk, it really isn’t going to be the diva of any sit down, but more a strong silent bodyguard to a good evening of wings, friends and good conversation. I call these beers nanny beers, they watch you, keep you safe and allow you to concentrate on having fun with everybody else.
My impression is entirely congruous with the brewers suggestion that you pair this with sushi or yakitori, a perfect companion, geisha-like it i it’s companionship, allowing the simplicity of the flavor profiles in each of these foods to shine through.